Quote of the Day

“The future of Jewish life is dependent upon Jews – not just rabbis – taking hold of the rich, challenging, surprising, and inspiring heritage that makes up our texts and traditions. It is not about the new “big idea” or innovation for its own sake, but a recognition that the big ideas in Judaism were laid out clearly by our ancestors thousands of years ago. It is about reclaiming those ideas, bringing them to life in this century, and taking them so seriously that they might change your life … we have the potential to empower Jews to own – really own – what has been ours for years. We have no time to waste.”

-Rabbi Elie Kaunfer – from his book, Empowered Judaism, p. 1.

About Rabbi Joshua

I'm a Rabbi, writer, thinker, mountain biker, father and husband ... not necessarily in that order. According to my wife, however, I'm just a big nerd. I have degrees in dead languages and ancient stuff. I have studied in various Jewish institutions, including an Orthodox yeshiva in Europe. I get in trouble for making friends with perfect strangers, and for standing on chairs to sing during Shabbos dinner. In addition to being the Senior Rabbi of Simchat Yisrael Messianic Synagogue in West Haven, CT, I write regularly for several publications and speak widely in congregations and conferences. My wife is a Southern-fried Jewish Beltway bandit and a smokin' hot human rights attorney... and please don’t take offense if I dump Tabasco sauce on your cooking.
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1 Response to Quote of the Day

  1. Daydreamer says:

    hear, hear!

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